Deathgasm is a heavy metal splatter comedy from New Zealand, which is heavily reminiscent of films such as Sam Raimi's The Evil Dead and fellow New Zealander Peter Jackson's Dead Alive. The film brings to life everything that people fear heavy metal to be all about, particularly the belief that it is the devil's music. However, at the same time, the film shows heavy metal as literal escape for people feeling immense pain and rage, where they can envision themselves on top of mountains, accompanied by beautiful women.
The film takes a little while to get going, but once the demons arrive, the film is full of fun ultra-gory mayhem. The film find multiple creative ways to kill the demons in some very bloody ways, including ax hits to the head and quite a bit of chainsaw action. Deathgasm also continues the trend of New Zealand generating some very enjoyable horror comedies, which includes last year's Housebound. You don't really need to be a heavy metal fan to enjoy Deathgasm, which is a very enjoyable and bloody good time.
★ ★ ★ ★ 1/2 | REALLY LIKED IT
- Wed, Aug 5, 5:30 PM - J.A. De Seve Theatre